Music Genome Project

The Music Genome Project was first conceived by Will Glaser and Tim Westergren in late 1999. In January 2000, they joined forces with Jon Kraft to found Savage Beast Technologies to bring their idea to market. The Music Genome Project is an effort to "capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level" using almost 400 attributes to describe songs and a complex mathematical algorithm to organize them. The Music Genome Project is currently made up of 5 sub-genomes: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop/Electronica, Jazz, World Music, and Classical. Under the direction of Nolan Gasser and a team of musicological experts, the initial attributes were later refined and extended.
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  • Op-ed: How marketers can stay relevant in an instant-gratification world

    … it when services make (good) decisions for them, and 66 percent now expect a service to learn their tastes and make suggestions for them. Pandora’s Music Genome Project, for example, is an algorithm that determines what songs users want to hear based on their individual interests. It takes the guesswork out of music listening for its customers. Plated…

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